UK National Lottery franchise DNA Films has confirmed the appointment of Richard Warlow as head of development.

Warlow joins from fellow lottery franchise Pathe Pictures, where he held the post of development executive, working on The Hole and the forthcoming releases Thunderpants and The Abduction Club. He previously worked at the UK's Renaissance Films.

DNA, which has around $43.3m (£30m) in national Lottery cash over six years, is run by co-chairmen Duncan Kenworthy (Notting Hill, Four Weddings And A Funeral) and Andrew Macdonald (The Beach, Trainspotting).